Nick Saban denies Plaxico Burress’ allegations ‘Details’

Nick Saban denies Plaxico Burress' allegations - Details

Nick Saban responded Monday to comment made by former NFL star and former Michigan State receiver Plaxico Burress, who lit into the Alabama coach last week.

“Plaxico Burress was a great player for us,” Saban said, via “He was a fantastic player. He had a great career. He made the right decision to go out for the draft. He was a first-round draft pick. He had a great career as a pro player. I’m proud of what Plaxico Burress has been able to accomplish.

“I’ve never knowingly told a player any information that I get, I get from someone else. And I can’t even remember the conversation. I actually left Michigan State right after the Penn State game. I didn’t stay for the bowl game when I went to LSU and that was Plax’s senior year. We’re proud of what he’s been able to do and we’re happy to see him have as much success as he’s had.”

Though Burress never made a Pro Bowl, he had four 1,000-yard seasons and won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2007. After he accidentally fired his gun in a New York club in 2008, he spent nearly two years in jail. After that, he re-entered the NFL with the Jets in 2011 before spending two final seasons in a Steelers uniform.